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it hurts the economy and i think most economists that i respect believe that but throughout my career i v gone to the floor time after time on the appropriations bills and the farm bills that have the important earmarks, the terrible and egregious subsidies which i have opposed all along and i am sure grower has been well aware of that. >>neil: he has in conversations, he has said that but what concerns him is that republicans seem to be running around with the tail between their leg after the election and acquiescing on revenues and letting the democrats stream roll them and he says they will pay in two years. do you feel threatened? >>guest: will, republicans have to be for some things and we need to be for things and for spending cuts. we need to be for entitlement reform. that has to be done if we are ever going to be serious about this debt issue, i don't think we should disrespect grover norquist any more than i believe we should disrespect the heritage foundation or any others. i respect them. we just don't always agree. >>neil: what he is saying, senator, he says that there is muc
to strengthen their muscle is when the economy is good not when it is uncertain and tough. >> so there could be a backlash from unions pushing businesses to the max because if trying to support jobs and get better benefits they may in fact be taking workers out jobs. >> any are. look what business is doing, moving with their not. if you look where business is moving in the united states --. >> one example is hostess 18,000 jobs when the unions pushed them. they are gone. >>guest: hostest. airlines. boeing. up-and-down corporate america. that is why businesses are moving to right-to-work states. the states that are getting the most movement of their businesses it is so that those states that have right-to-work states. i am not saying they shouldn't have unions, but it is the wrong time to kick business when jobs are scarce and the economy is tough. >> but unions have been in powered, vicinity they, they won the presidential candidate. some leaders say they will push congress ma make unionizing eitherrer. is this the time to push back. >>guest: they are in favor right now, the ear of the admin
disagreed. you are not going to grow the economy if you raise tax rates on the top two rates. it will hurt small business. it will hurt our economy. that is why this is not the right approach. >> now the guy at the center of the tax storm, oklahoma republican congressman, congressman, he singled you out for calling you out. how do you feel about that? >> i like the speaker. we have a great relationship and we are able to talking directly and honestly with each other and i have no problem with it. i would expect him to express his opinion as he would expect me to express mine. >>neil: he is saying you are precaving. >>guest: that is nonsense. the reality is, tax rates go up for every american on december 31st. if we can make sure that doesn't happen for 98 percent of them and continue to fight for the other 2 percent, that makes a lot of sense and the american people will listen to us in that discussion if they know their taxes aren't going up. we will win the argument. i do believe most people understand raising tax rates is bad for the economy, it costs jobs, it actually in the long term
will have a negative affect on this economy and on employment. >>neil: an idea of how much is at stake and who pays for this, i am telling you at this rate, everyone will pay. every single american family will pay. >> this has implications for every american family, 90 percent of families in america will pay higher taxes, and a reduction in income of $3,500 per american family. we talking about an income loss of 6 percent after taxes, the largest income loss since the 1940's, huge implications and politicians are going to have to, for once, act in a bipartisan manner to try and fix this. >> the people are ready for someone to tell them the truth instead of this mush that they can get this done without touching precious medicare, precious medicaid, precious social security, and precious defense, those people are phony. >>neil: they are afraid. they will take their money off the table. they are afraid. >> business is not a good environment. there is no reason for any businessman to want to grow its business, advance its business, hire more people, create more problems. >> only 3 percent
and they are offering this, you argue, what? >>guest: well, there are two ways you can damage the economy. one is to increase marginal tax rates, everyone knows the small business groups, it would kill 700,000 jobs off the bat, probably worse. the other thing is to eliminate $1 trillion, not talking about a few deductions, but talking about $1 trillion worth of deductions and credits which is what the other team wants. if you do this you have killed tax reform for a generation. how do you get the rates down if you don't have the deductions and credits. what obama is hoping to do is raids spend the money, kill tax reform for individuals. >>neil: what do you do, the house majority leader and others, talking increasingly about this as an option despite what you are saying, are you going to want to exact punishment on them in two years? >>guest: it is, there have been some folks whose pictures you put up there some of them have engaged in impure thoughts and they have not actually voted for a tax increase, be clear. cantor and speaker boehner have said they want revenues from economic growth. i wa
they are doing and be thankful you have a job in the economy. >>eric: thank you for joining us today. forget the union threat, is the fiscal cliff a threat? doing a number on holiday shoppers? sandra, people are not shopping because they worried about the fiscal cliff, is this true? >>guest: they say they will change their habits. even if there is a deal goldman sachs saying consumers will be impacted but it is the thought of the so-called fiscal cliff that has consumers spooked. a study says half of u.s. adults say the impending cliff will impact their holiday shopping plans in some sort of way, and 18 percent of respondents say the fiscal cliff will have a large impact on their overall holiday spending this year. now, that being said, the sacrifices consumers will make over the holidays go far beyond the mall, we are talking about the sluggish economy, having an impact on other sacrifices that americans are making, their vacations, they have relied on relatives for air fare to get home and scoured the remember for travel deals to ensure they can get to grandma's house, with the slow commit
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